Statistics Examples

Find the Perpendicular Line
,
Use the slope-intercept form to find the slope.
Tap for more steps...
The slope-intercept form is , where is the slope and is the y-intercept.
Using the slope-intercept form, the slope is .
The equation of a perpendicular line must have a slope that is the negative reciprocal of the original slope.
Find the equation of the perpendicular line using the point-slope formula.
Tap for more steps...
Use the slope and a given point to substitute for and in the point-slope form , which is derived from the slope equation .
Simplify the equation and keep it in point-slope form.
Write in form.
Tap for more steps...
Solve for .
Tap for more steps...
Simplify .
Tap for more steps...
Apply the distributive property.
Combine and .
Multiply .
Tap for more steps...
Multiply by .
Combine and .
Move all terms not containing to the right side of the equation.
Tap for more steps...
Add to both sides of the equation.
To write as a fraction with a common denominator, multiply by .
Combine and .
Combine the numerators over the common denominator.
Simplify the numerator.
Tap for more steps...
Multiply by .
Add and .
Reorder terms.
Remove parentheses.
Enter YOUR Problem
Mathway requires javascript and a modern browser.
Cookies & Privacy
This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.
More Information